Re: Recreating Biotope Substrate in the Aquarium.
Posted by MrBabyBrine on 2011/2/4 5:33:34
I've spoken with a Certified Seacham Support Specialist works for Seacham. There responses are very tailored to the situation. They commonly give the generic advice. I've asked clearly will my Flourite Dark provide the nutrients enough to keep Crypt Sp. alive. Because the Crypt Sp. takes its nutrients from the roots primarily the only way my crypt Sp. would get any nutrients is if I were to use seacham's plant tabs next to the crypt sp.
I also tried to get him to answer directly will Flourite Dark provide my plants with nutrients. I'm quite sure the answer is no. Although there are other great substrates on the market that do similar if your looking to buy your own. For example, AquaSoil will do the job. There are a few I looked up.
A local LFS manager swears by that method. He has through the years made selling plants quite successful to the point where I live it is known for selling plants. Instead of ordering them in the mail one can easily hope down to that LFS.
The plants he sells form the store which grow very successfully uses this method. He has also mentioned other methods which are essentially doing the same thing with different soil like substances for substrates. Like mineralization Worm Castings. (Was made popular somewhere in North America where Aron's Mineralization Top Soil wasn't really available)
Dare you to good search for Worm castings aquarium plants.
P.S. When I get around to doing this for one of my tanks some day I'll post my results.
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